Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel , on 3/27/14, Biomed Realty Trust Inc (Symbol: BMR), Corporate Office Properties Trust (Symbol: OFC), and Kilroy Realty Corp (Symbol: KRC) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Biomed Realty Trust Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.25 on 4/15/14, Corporate Office Properties Trust will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.275 on 4/15/14, and Kilroy Realty Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.35 on 4/16/14. As a percentage of BMR's recent stock price of $20.30, this dividend works out to approximately 1.23%, so look for shares of Biomed Realty Trust Inc to trade 1.23% lower - all else being equal - when BMR shares open for trading on 3/27/14. Similarly, investors should look for OFC to open 1.05% lower in price and for KRC to open 0.60% lower, all else being equal.
Below are dividend history charts for BMR, OFC, and KRC, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent ones declared. Biomed Realty Trust Inc (Symbol: BMR)
: Corporate Office Properties Trust (Symbol: OFC)
: Kilroy Realty Corp (Symbol: KRC)
In general, dividends are not always predictable, following the ups and downs of company profits over time. Therefore, a good first due diligence step in forming an expectation of annual yield going forward, is looking at the history above, for a sense of stability over time. This can help in judging whether the most recent dividends from these companies are likely to continue. If they do continue, the current estimated yields on annualized basis would be 4.93% for Biomed Realty Trust Inc, 4.19% for Corporate Office Properties Trust, and 2.39% for Kilroy Realty Corp. In Tuesday trading, Biomed Realty Trust Inc shares are currently up about 0.7%, Corporate Office Properties Trust shares are up about 0.9%, and Kilroy Realty Corp shares are up about 1.2% on the day.
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